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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time October 3, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 10/03/21

Here's my homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting on Christian marriage.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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One of the things that has fascinated me for years is what gets defined as “counter-cultural”. 

And how that can shift.

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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time September 12, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 9/11/21

Sep 11, 2021

Here's my homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting just what is "escapist" about Christian faith.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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One of the takes on Christianity that I have always wondered at was the ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 22st Sunday of Ordinary Time August 29, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 9/01/21

Here's my homily for the 22st Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting on hypocrisy and something about how we can help avoid it.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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One of my siblings once told me of a run-in they had with ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time August 22, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 8/22/21

Here's my homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting on tough questions from Jesus and and our response.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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 It has been observed that the questions posed by Jesus in the Gospels

...to his ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time August 8, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 8/09/21

Here's my homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time regarding the importance of Christ's presence to us in the Eucharist.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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One of the things that has been the most difficult to deal with during ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time July 11, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/13/21

Here's my homily for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time regarding focus and clutter in our life of faith together.

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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I have been blessed to do a fair bit of travelling in my life. 

The ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 12th Week of Ordinary Time June 20, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/13/21

Here's my homily for Pentecost speaking of the 12th Week of Ordinary Time on the notion of "presence" and its importance for our faith.

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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I just returned from a week at the beach in Rehoboth DE.

It was great to enjoy something resembling a normal family ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the Pentecost Sunday of Easter - May 23, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 5/22/21

Here's my homily for Pentecost speaking of the Holy Spirt and a type of discernement that Saint Paul lays out for us.

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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Wind is one of the most evocative of things. 

So, not surprisingly its ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter - May 9, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 5/08/21

Here's my homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter speaking to what Christians mean when they speak of "love" and what that implies for us.

Especially appropriate for Mother's Day ;-) 

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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Love, love, love,

Love, ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter - April 25, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 5/08/21

Here's my homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter speaking to the "essential work" of self sacrificing love in the life of a Christian.

The readings on which this homily comments can be found linked HERE

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 What is it that motivates a soldier to jump on a hand-grenade ... Read More »